By CODO Fashion Experts
Louis Vuitton is one of the oldest names in luxury fashion, yet to this day it maintains its spot in the “Big Three”, alongside fashion powerhouses Chanel and Hermès. Since its inception in 1854, Louis Vuitton has come a long way from making its quintessential high quality, incredibly durable and stylish luggage trunks. However, these qualities that brought the trunk maker to fame remain deeply rooted in today’s most popular and sought-after Louis Vuitton products: handbags. Here’s why we love them, and why you should too:
Quality: Meticulously handcrafted with immaculate attention to detail, Louis Vuitton bags set the bar for quality. From their leather quality to their monograms and stitches, every detail is exactly as it should be, and the bags just feel solid in the hand. The signature Damier print and leather/canvas combinations make Vuitton bags super attractive to the eye, too.
Durability: Drawing upon its past trunk making experience, Louis Vuitton is able to provide the highest quality without sacrificing durability. In fact, Louis Vuitton makes some of the most durable handbags in the industry: their coated leather and canvas easily repel dirt and water, and are far more scratch and tear resistant than any other luxury brand’s materials. After all, LV’s canvas today is the same that was used on their trunks in the 1800s. What this means is that a Vuitton handbag can last you decades, if not your whole lifetime—and not by just sitting in a dust bag in your closet. You can carry it with you everywhere you go: wear it with confidence and toss it around without fear of damage and dirt.
Value: Louis Vuitton bags are instantly associated with luxury, and not just for the name brand. Their value stems from the company’s rich history, and also the quality and durability of the handbags themselves. Vuitton bags, therefor, are an investment: they rarely lose value, and because they keep their condition for ages to come they command high resale prices. Many would say Vuitton bags get better with age; some even prefer their Louis canvas aged with the slight patina, giving the bag even more character.
Buying a pre-loved Louis Vuitton bag is really the way to go. You get the quality, durability and value, all at a lower-than-retail price. However, beware of fakes! There are many imitation and ‘replica’ bags out there trying to copy Louis Vuitton’s luxurious essence. Ensure that the bag in question has an authenticity card or has been professionally authenticated before purchasing!